This is an unfinished version of Rise of Legends, and you may encounter bugs and other issues like long scenario load times along the way.
Welcome to the Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends Pre-Release Demo.
This version of Microsoft Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is a pre-release demo that has not reached the final stages of development and does not represent the finished product. You might encounter instability or features that are not yet implemented or do not function as intended. There may be references to development tools that do not exist or are not enabled. You will also encounter longer than average load times. Please be sure to read the Known Issues section of this document for information on what problems you might encounter.
Installing System Requirements Please note that this Pre-Release demo has longer than average load times and lower than normal performance (FPS). These issues will improve greatly in the final product. The Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends Pre-Release demo requires: • Microsoft Windows® XP w/ Service Pack 2 • 1.4 GHz processor • 512 GB RAM • 64 MB (DX9/Shader compliant) video card Installation • Run Setup.exe and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Playing Where Do I Start? After you have installed and launched Rise of Legends, you should start off with a simple 1 vs. 1 Quick Battle against the AI (Computer Player). This will allow you time to get familiar with the game and its elements. To launch a Quick Battle game 1) From the Main Menu, select Quick Battle. 2) Select the options you prefer. 3) Click Start Game. Note: You can also select another map by choosing Change Map on the game Setup screen. This will provide you with a list of playable maps. What Should I Play Now? Now that you have become familiar with Rise of Legends and its core gameplay, it’s time to take a shot at the Rise of Legends story-driven campaign experience. To launch the limited -demo Campaign 1) From the Main Menu, click the Campaigns button. 2) Click the Alin Campaign that has the word Corruption under it. 3) Click the Begin New Campaign button. Known Issues The following is a list of known bugs and crashes in Rise of Legends. Please read this list carefully as this will indicate to you what areas of the game to avoid. General Issues • Load times are longer than expected. This will be greatly improved for the final product. • Performance (frames per second) work is ongoing and will be greatly improved for the final product. • The "Heavy Iron" demo map is a Vinci vs. Vinci scripted map; any settings the player chooses on the game Setup lobby are replaced by the scripted options when the game launches. • On the “Heavy Iron” demo map, changing your player color on the game Setup screen will cause you to start without units or buildings. If you encounter this issue, please restart the game. • In some instances, the Continue to Strategic Map button will cease to function after completing a campaign scenario. If you encounter this issue, press ALT+F4 to exit the game. Hardware Configuration Issues Video Card Issues • Graphics might be missing or corrupted using the Intel 82865G Graphics Controller. • Decals and selection circles of units might appear corrupt on certain video cards, such as the ATI Radeon 7000 or the nVidia GeForce 4 MX. Sound Card Issues • Systems with Creative SoundBlaster Audigy series cards might experience a crash. Updating your drivers might resolve this. • Some Creative soundcards use a feature called CMSS 2. This feature is on by default, and might cause the sound in game to perform at a lower quality. This can be disabled in the Creative Console software. • You might experience a reduction in audio quality if you run Rise of Legends with hardware acceleration disabled. Crashes • The use of ALT+TAB or CTRL+ALT+DEL while in Rise of Legends might cause a crash or graphical corruption. • The Azar Harif scenario might cause a crash in the demo campaign. • Clicking Continue Campaign from the campaign window after completing the demo scenarios in the campaign might cause a crash. Troubleshooting Drivers Make sure your computer is using the most recent drivers for hardware components including: • Video Card • Sound Card • Motherboard/Chipset Drivers Windows Update Make sure you are up to date with the latest Service Packs and operating-system updates.
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